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Draft Environmental Assessment Village of Ruidoso Lincoln County, New Mexico October 2015

Draft Environmental Assessment Village of Ruidoso Lincoln County, New Mexico October 2015

The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to support the Village of Ruidoso (Village or Applicant) for a project in Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico. On July 27, 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Dolly passed through the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. Ruidoso and the surrounding areas received 2.46 inches (in.) of precipitation with some reports of up to 9 in., which resulted in heavy flooding within the Rio Ruidoso basin. Subsequently, a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA‐1783‐DR‐NM, was signed on August 14, 2008 for damage that occurred as a result from severe storms and flooding.

This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to support the Village of Ruidoso (Village or Applicant) for a project in Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico. On July 27, 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Dolly passed through the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. Ruidoso and the surrounding areas received 2.46 inches (in.) of precipitation with some reports of up to 9 in., which resulted in heavy flooding within the Rio Ruidoso basin. Subsequently, a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA‐1783‐DR‐NM, was signed on August 14, 2008 for damage that occurred as a result from severe storms and flooding.

This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

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